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Attendant shot at gas station in New Castle County

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/25/2015 - 11:43

New details about New Castle County gas station shootingAn employee was found shot inside a gas station in New Castle County, Delaware.


2-year-old found wandering in North Philadelphia with burned foot

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/25/2015 - 11:30

2-year-old found wandering in North Philadelphia with burned footAuthorities say a 2-year-old child was found wandering in North Philadelphia with a burned foot.


Handyman charged with murder of recent Drexel graduate

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/25/2015 - 11:27

Handyman charged with murder of recent Drexel graduatePhiladelphia police have released the name of the man they say sexually assaulted, beat and strangled a recent Drexel University graduate inside her West Philadelphia apartment.


California to review video targeting Planned Parenthood

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/25/2015 - 11:23
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Attorney General Kamala Harris said Friday that she plans to review two undercover videos released by anti-abortion activists aimed at discrediting Planned Parenthood's procedures for providing fetal tissue to researchers, to see if any laws were broken.

Riders livid after power problems again cause Amtrak delays

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/25/2015 - 11:18

Ray Verrelle, left, chief engineer for electric traction at Amtrak talks to members of the media about Amtrak's rail line infrastructure dating to the 1930's as Amtrak CEO and president Joe Boardman looks on during a news conference at Penn Station, Friday, July 24, 2015, in New York. Power problems caused delays for Amtrak trains running between Washington, D.C. and Boston and for commuter lines into New York City on Friday, leaving thousands of riders livid and transit officials apologizing for the fourth such problem in a week. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Power problems caused delays for Amtrak trains running between Washington, D.C. and Boston and for commuter lines into New York City on Friday, leaving thousands of riders livid and transit officials apologizing for the fourth such problem in a week.


Alligator found crossing NYC street dies unexpectedly

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/25/2015 - 11:02

In this Thursday, July 23, 2015 photo provided by the NYPD, an alligator crosses Ninth Avenue in Manhattan's Inwood neighborhood of New York. A spokesman for Animal Care and Control of NYC says the 3-foot alligator that officers found died Friday morning. (NYPD via AP)NEW YORK (AP) — An alligator that was caught crossing a New York City street during rush hour has died unexpectedly.


Federal judge orders information be seized from Arizona sheriff

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/25/2015 - 10:59

Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio watches as actor Steven Seagal addresses the media about a simulated school shooting in Fountain HillsA federal judge on Friday ordered U.S. marshals to seize documents from the office of controversial Arizona lawman Joe Arpaio as part of an ongoing racial profiling case.     U.S. District Judge Murray Snow issued the order at an emergency hearing he convened after a court-appointed monitor reported that the sheriff’s office had failed to turn over information being sought in connection with the case.     In a brief order, Snow required that 1,459 identifications apparently taken from people by sheriff’s deputies during law enforcement actions and which were about to be destroyed be produced for federal marshals.


Police: Theater gunman killed with handgun he bought legally

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/25/2015 - 10:55

John R. HouserLAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — A man who lost his family, home and businesses as he spent years angrily espousing right-wing extremism on television, the Internet and to anyone else who would listen did not say a word as he opened fire on strangers in a darkened movie theater, authorities said Friday.


Police had call history to house of slain Arkansas couple

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/25/2015 - 10:37
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Police records obtained by The Associated Press show the Arkansas teen arrested in the fatal shooting of his grandparents had a history of domestic disputes and suicide attempts.

Media sue for video in Ohio fatal traffic-stop shooting

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/25/2015 - 10:37

Alexander Shelton, 25, a student at the University of Cincinnati, holds a sign outside the office of Hamilton County prosecutor Joe Deters' office during a protest demanding release of video showing the shooting death of Samuel Dubose by a university police officer, Thursday, July 23, 2015, in Cincinnati. Deters has said he won't release the video until the investigation into Sunday's shooting is complete. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)CINCINNATI (AP) — A lawsuit to force a prosecutor to release video from a University of Cincinnati police officer's fatal shooting of a motorist during a traffic stop was filed Friday by The Associated Press and other media.


Theater gunman known as angry man with radical views

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/25/2015 - 10:19

In this April 27, 2001 photo, Pub owner John Russell Houser walks down a street under a banner he is displaying to compare a recent LaGrange City Council decision to pull his alcohol license to Nazi tactics. Houser, 59, stood up about 20 minutes into the "Trainwreck" movie and fired first at two people sitting in front of him, then aimed his handgun at others Thursday, July 23, 2015, Police said Friday they found 13 shell casings.(Nat Gurley/LaGrange Daily News via AP)For decades before he opened fire in a Louisiana movie theater and killed two people, John Russell Houser was known as a man prone to anger, a loudmouth provocateur never afraid to share his opinion.


California judge indicates dismissal of right-to-die lawsuit

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/25/2015 - 10:02

FILE - In this March 25, 2015, file photo, a portrait of Brittany Maynard sits on the dias of the Senate Health Committee at the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif., as lawmakers took testimony on proposed legislation allowing doctors to prescribe life ending medication to terminally ill patients. A San Diego Superior Court judge is expected Friday, July 24, 2015, to hear a motion to dismiss a lawsuit against the state a single mom given only months to live and other California right-to-die advocates. Aid-in-dying advocates thought the nationally publicized case of Maynard, the 29-year-old California woman with brain cancer who moved to Oregon to legally end her life last fall, might usher in a wave of state laws allowing doctors to prescribe life-ending medications. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)SAN DIEGO (AP) — A judge strongly indicated Friday he will dismiss a lawsuit against the state by a single mom given only months to live and other California right-to-die advocates who want doctors to be allowed to prescribe fatal medication for terminally ill people.


Woman injured, driver flees in 2-vehicle crash in West Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/25/2015 - 09:55

Woman injured, driver flees in 2-vehicle crash in West PhiladelphiaA woman was seriously injured in a hit-and-run crash in West Philadelphia.


Judge chastises Arpaio's lawyers for withholding records

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/25/2015 - 09:45
PHOENIX (AP) — In an angry rebuke, a judge on Friday ordered the U.S. Marshals Service to seize a collection of records from Sheriff Joe Arpaio's office and leveled harsh criticism at the sheriff's lawyers for failing to turn over documents that had been requested months ago in a racial profiling case.

WWE cuts ties with Hulk Hogan amid report that he used slurs

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/25/2015 - 09:43

FILE - In this Oct. 15, 2012 file photo, former professional wrestler Hulk Hogan, whose real name is Terry Bollea, arrives for a news conference at the United States Courthouse in Tampa, Fla. World Wrestling Entertainment Inc. has severed ties with Hogan. The company did not give a reason, but issued a statement Friday, July 24, 2015, saying it is “committed to embracing and celebrating individuals from all backgrounds as demonstrated by the diversity of our employees, performers and fans worldwide." (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara, File)STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) — World Wrestling Entertainment Inc. has severed ties with Hulk Hogan amid a report that one of the biggest stars in professional wrestling history used racial slurs in a conversation caught on a sex tape.


50 years later, Dylan's electric guitar returns to Newport

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/25/2015 - 09:38

In this June 10, 2014 photo, Indianapolis Colts owner and CEO Jim Irsay holds in Indianapolis the Fender Stratocaster guitar that Bob Dylan played at the Newport Folk Festival in 1965. Irsay purchased it at auction for just under $1 million. Festival producer Jay Sweet said through a spokeswoman Friday, July 24, 2015, the opening day of this year's three-day outdoor festival in Newport, R.I., that the guitar had returned to the festival to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the performance when Dylan first went electric on stage. (Michelle Pemberton/The Indianapolis Star via AP)The guitar that Bob Dylan used to go electric at the Newport Folk Festival 50 years ago is back in Newport.


Robot's cross-country hitchhike hasn't left Massachusetts

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/25/2015 - 09:05

As pre-game activity begins, hitchBOT rests on the wall along the first base line before a baseball game at Fenway Park between the Boston Red Sox and Detroit Tigers in Boston, Friday, July 24, 2015. The robot's hitchhiking journey across the United States took a detour to Fenway. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)BOSTON (AP) — A robot's hitchhiking journey across the U.S. is off to a slow start.


Two young Louisiana women lost in a random burst of gunfire

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/25/2015 - 08:54
By Kathy Finn LAFAYETTE, La. (Reuters) - Jillian Johnson was a local art workshop and gift store owner who went to movies to see a comedy with her best friend. Mayci Breaux, who attended the same 7 p.m. show with her boyfriend, was an honor student who aspired to be an X-ray technician. Twenty minutes into the showing of "Trainwreck" in a Lafayette, Louisiana theater, the two women were gunned down by a stranger with a long history of mental illness.

Conditions on Pluto: Incredibly hazy with flowing ice

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/25/2015 - 08:54

This image made available by NASA on Friday, July 24, 2015 shows Pluto made by combining several images from two cameras on the New Horizons spacecraft. The images were taken when the spacecraft was 280,000 miles (450,000 kilometers) away from Pluto. (NASA/JHUAPL/SwRI via AP)CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Pluto is hazier than scientists expected and appears to be covered with flowing ice.


Family hopeful remains found in NC lake are missing man

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/25/2015 - 08:27

This photo provided by the Caldwell County Sheriff’s Office shows a 1968 Pontiac Catalina that was pulled from Lake Rhodhiss in North Carolina on Tuesday July 21, 2015. It contained remains that are believed to be those of Amos Shook. Shook was reported missing in 1972, and his case remained unsolved until investigators searched the lake with sonar at the family’s request. (AP Photo/Caldwell County (N.C.) Sheriff’s Office)LENOIR, N.C. (AP) — The widow of a man who disappeared 43 years ago and whose remains are believed to be those found in a car submerged in a western North Carolina lake said Friday that she and her family are relieved that their anguish appears to be over.